With more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories, it’s not that hard to find a Marriott hotel anywhere you plan to travel. Even better, you can rest assured that when you book with Marriott, you are going to stay at a top-of-the-line hotel that has plenty of great amenities.
If you’re a frequent Marriott guest, you are probably familiar with Marriott Rewards points, a program that gives you the chance to stay in one of their amazing hotels for free. Recently, Marriott introduced a new awards chart, which resulted in several hotels moving into different categories. One of the largest categories is category 5. If you’ve managed to accrue enough points to stay in one of these hotels, you are sure to be overwhelmed by your options. To help you, we’ve created this list of the top five Marriott Category 5 hotels in the world.
Huge, recently renovated rooms with floor-to-ceiling, soundproof windows that offer views of Orange County, top-of-the-line amenities and restaurants, and outstanding customer service set the Irvine Marriott apart from many other category 5 hotels. As an added bonus, the absolutely gorgeous hotel is located less than a mile from John Wayne Airport and offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
From the minute you step on to the expertly landscaped grounds and enter the contemporary-styled lobby, which includes a Starbucks, everything is impeccable. The staff is known for being extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are nothing short of spectacular and are equipped with modern furniture, plush bedding, and a spacious bathroom. Right outside, visitors can take advantage of the large pool, surrounded by comfy lounge chairs and a fire pit, as well as a fully equipped fitness center and Marriott Guestroom, where you can play billiards, pool, chess, and more. Finally, the on-site restaurants and bars, including FLOE Lounge and Y.N.K., where mixologists serve up specialty cocktails, offer an assortment of delicious food and drinks.
The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection
Situated on the shoreline of China’s Dadonghai Bay, the Shanhaitian Resort was only recently completed, making it one of the Marriott’s newest resorts. That’s immediately obvious when you pull up to the gorgeous, contemporary-style resort, which features spacious rooms decorated with a touch of fashion-inspired glamour, in-room mini bars, and views of the ocean below. Many of the rooms are equipped with an array of premium amenities, including a soaking tub.
Of course, the resort has an on-site spa that offers a variety of treatments, such as therapy baths and massages, as well as four outdoor pools, including an infinity pool with unobstructed views of the bay, and a well-equipped fitness center with all the latest cardiovascular equipment. Dining options range from 24-hour room service to international cuisine and Chinese, served as The Residence, which is decorated similarly to a dining room in one of China’s grandest homes.
Located in the heart of Warsaw, Poland’s city center, the newly renovated Warsaw Marriott has a well-established reputation for delivering excellent customer service, providing 5-star amenities, and offering an array of fine dining options. All of the 523 stylishly decorated rooms feature designer furniture and bedding, as well as a flat-screen TV, a mini-bar, 24-hour room service, and high-speed internet access.
One thing that sets the Warsaw Marriott apart from other category 5 hotels is the Panorama Sky Bar, which is located on the hotel’s 40th floor, offering spectacular views of the city and the perfect cocktail. The hotel boasts four other restaurant, including Warsaw’s only American sports bar. After a delicious meal, you can visit the high-end spa for a little pampering, take a swim in the indoor pool, or workout in the fitness center, which includes a whirlpool, sauna, and steam bath.
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
Recently renovated to include huge rooms and suites with pillowtop bedding, large flat-screen TVs, and bathrooms with glass-walled walk-in shower and a magnifying mirror, the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel combines luxury furnishings and amenities with a fabulous location that offers views of the city’s skyline and the Canadian Rockies.
Guests can take advantage of the well-equipped fitness center, which including multiple Life Fitness machines and the latest cardiovascular equipment, along with a large indoor pool and hot tub. For meals, 24-hour room service is available, though you’ll definitely want to visit ONE18 EMPIRE, which is largely considered to be one of Calgary’s most unique restaurants.
Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi
The epitome of elegance, the Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi sits right in the heart of the capital of the United Arab Emirates’ vibrant downtown district. Rooms average 500 sq. ft. in size and are equipped with cutting edge technology, as well as modern furnishings that are perfect for rest and work. Guests can take advantage of the 24-hour room service or head to the hotel’s JW Steakhouse, a global favorite known for choice cuts of beef, or Kuzbara, where middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine are always on the menu. Other options include a rooftop bar that overlooks the outdoor pool, and Velocity Sports Bar.
After a long day exploring the city, guests can relax with a massage, facial, or other body treatment at the on-site Saray Spa. It almost goes without saying that the hotel also includes a state-of-the-art fitness center and business center.
Written by Garrett Parker
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